Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans Program Available
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) encourages eligible veterans to apply for the Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans Program run by the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center and MassMEDIC in partnership with The International Center for Professional Development.
The rate of unemployment for recently returned veterans stands at 10 percent, compared to the overall national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. The program will seek to build on skills developed in a military setting and provide networking opportunities to help Massachusetts veterans find employment in the industry.
The program will kick off with a one-day training seminar on Feb. 14 at UMass-Boston.
Participating veterans will be paired with industry mentors who work at medical device and diagnostic companies. During the training participants will learn about careers in the medical technology industry and receive career development coaching and networking opportunities. After the training, participants will stay connected using an online mentoring portal for veterans.
The Massachusetts MedTech Veterans Program is open to veterans residing in Massachusetts, and mentoring roles are available to individuals working in the medtech industry. Participation is free. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 15. More details can be found here or by contacting Beth Nicklas, MLSC general counsel and vice president for academic and workforce programs, at email@example.com.